'How can Goodenow go back and look his union in the eye after caving to a cap earlier this week. It isn't the fact that he caved — that often has to happen for labor strifes to be settled — but it's when he caved. If the NHLPA would have come off its no-cap stance a month ago, perhaps I'd be here writing about an actual game or player rather than this junk. And Mr. Bettman, why come off your demand for linkage after your ominous weekend deadline passed? Again, if this happened in December maybe the gaps that have been partially bridged since Monday could have actually been completed.'